This lesson plan incorporates the writers, composers, and songs listed above.

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  • Identify instruments and sounds associated with blues and jazz music 
  • Explain the meaning of the “northern road” in Langston Hughes’s poem “Bound No’th Blues”
  • Identify the mood of the song “Bound No’th Blues” based on text and sound

Common Core Standards:
  • RL.4.4: Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text
  • RL.4.7: Make connections between the text of a story or drama and a visual or oral representation of the text, identifying where each version reflects specific descriptions and directions in the text.



September 27, 2016

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